The Children’s Centre has been chosen to be Citywing’s Charity of the Year 2017

Support from Citywing is the donation of return tickets for the charity to offer as part of its fundraising programme, together with all proceeds from the Citywing Plane Pull which will be on Sunday 16th July this year.

Chief Executive Fiona Dawson said: 'We are absolutely thrilled and very grateful to have been chosen as Citywing's Charity of the Year 2017. With the 150th anniversary of The Children's Centre approaching, this is a fabulous opportunity to partner with Citywing to increase the understanding of our diverse services and to raise funds for the children and families on the Isle of Man who need our help and support.'

Citywing's managing director David Buck said: 'We received 20 applications, each one deserving in its own way, but it was the submission from The Children's Centre that the Citywing team identified as most meriting our support in 2017.

'At a time when a shift from centralism to localism is seeing the third sector tasked to provide more and more essential community support services, charitable organisations working hard to bring about positive change in people's lives need all the help the private sector can offer.

'As with Citywing, The Children's Centre has a clear vision and is focused on delivering its very best for the Isle of Man community. It's against this background that all of us at Citywing are proud to have nominated The Children's Centre our Charity of the Year 2017.'

How can you help?

There are many ways you can support our work.

  • £3,000 per day to run our charitable programmes
  • £7 benefit for every £1 spent on Thriving families programme
  • 40% of local children and young people engaged in our services
  • 16 groups of all ages hosted at the Farm each week